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Fontanis plaque

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Fontanis plaque

Type: 
Advertising plaque
Material(s): 
Brass
Designer/Maker: 
Rene Lalique
Markings: 
Only those seen in plaque
Origin: 
France
Box Description: 
This plaque came in a cardboard box with Parfums Fontanis printed on top.
Date or Era: 
1925
Dimensions: 
4-3/4 in. wide x 3-3/8 in. tall
Additional Information: 
This was created for the Fontanis pavilion at the famous decorative arts exhibition in Paris in 1925 (from whence the term "Art Deco" was later coined in the 1950's). The three panels depict the stages of perfume production from the gathering of flowers, the pressing and extraction of fragrance to its storage.Lalique never made a flacon that was used by this company. Christie Mayer Lefkowith in her book "The Art of Rene Lalique" pictures a wonderful flacon intended for this company. After the 1925 exhibition the company rapidly declined and this flacon was never marketed. The plaque came with a metal stand that attaches to the back, similar to an easel stand.

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